FORTUNA, Marija - Born September 19, 1937 in Zuzemberk, Slovenia. Died peacefully in her 76th year on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 54 years, Joze; sons Marjan (Barb), Marko (Brechin) and daughter Josie. Predeceased by daughter Josephine. Loving grandmother to Michelle, Kevin, Peter, Kirsten and Peyton. Survived by sister Jelka (Joze) Lenic and sisters-in-law Anna (Kazimir) Zizek and Minka Strah. After immigrating to Canada in 1960 and marrying her one true love Joze, they settled down and raised their family in Toronto. She adored her family and had a very special place in her heart for all her grandchildren. She cherished many of the wonderful times that were spent at Planica, Bancroft. She will be missed by family and friends both in Canada and Slovenia. Friends and family will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705), on Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. Funeral service to be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 739 Brown's Line, Toronto. Interment Assumption Cemetery followed by a reception at Our Lady of the Mi raculous Medal. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favourite charity. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 31, 2014